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Community Calendar Announcement

May 5, 2003

Dear Editor/Publisher:

If your publication, radio, or television station offers a calendar of community events, you may want to include news of the following hearings.

The Committee overseeing the Application for Certification for the proposed SMUD Cosumnes Power Plant Project will hold evidentiary hearings as follows:

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2003
-and, if necessary-
TUESDAY, MAY, 13, 2003


Beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Location:
Hendrickson Hall
12746 Ivie Road
Herald, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

-or-

Teleconference: 1-888-788-1721
Passcode: "SMUD"
Leader: Garret Shean

Evidentiary hearings are held to establish the factual record necessary to reach a decision in this case. This is accomplished by taking oral, written, or documentary evidence from the parties. Formal evidentiary hearings are more structured than Committee conferences or Staff workshops.

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) proposes to build the Cosumnes Power Plant Project in two phases. Each phase includes a 500-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined cycle facility. SMUD is seeking a license for only the first phase in this proceeding. Both facilities would be located near the former Rancho Seco Nuclear Plant, 25 miles southeast of the City of Sacramento, in Sacramento County.

Members of the public and other interested agencies are invited to participate and provide comments. Those who wish further information about how to participate should contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by email at pao@energy.state.ca.us .

The Commission's website contains current information on the proposed project at:

wwww.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/smud/

Please feel free to contact me at (916) 654-4989 if you prefer to have your name removed from our mailing list. Thank you.

Sincerely,


Chris Davis
Information Officer

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